Category Archives: Tokyo

Tokyo From The Ikebukuro Sunshine Tower

Although it doesn’t snow a whole lot in Tokyo, it can get very cold. As a landscape and travel photographer, that poses a problem. There’s not a lot of motivation to get outside with my camera, but there’s also not much to photograph indoors. Thankfully, Tokyo has a solution – tall buildings with observation decks….

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Photos From My 2016 Autumn In Tokyo Workshop

This past Friday I held my 2016 Autumn in Tokyo workshop. My photography workshops are small – there were 3 participants for this one – which gives me the opportunity to talk to and give attention to people as needed. It also helps keep us all together, which is useful in Tokyo, especially during the…

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Yokohama Bay Evening View

So, a little background to this image. Almost 4 years ago I took a trip down to Yokohama, which is about a 2 hour trip by train from where I live. My plan was to get there around sunset and shoot into the early evening around the Yokohama bay area. I ended up running a…

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  • Calum - Hi Les, I have mainly used long exposure shooting around Yokohama at night but you used HDR blend instead – what do you get from HDR rather than long?
    Ps there are some other good little spots close byReplyCancel

    • leslie - Hey Calum! Basically this allows me to balance the light better. This photo is made up of 3 different exposures that I took using the bracketing function on my camera. The longest exposure was around 20 seconds long. That longer exposure gives nice details in the darker areas like the grass or sky, but it leaves most of the bright areas blown out. By blending in a darker exposure, I’m able to return some detail to those areas as well. So for example, if you were to zoom in on the image all the way, you could actually see the ceilings in some of the windows in this image, whereas in the 20 second exposure, it’s just light. If I make it back down to Yokohama by myself again I may try to send you an email and get you to show me some of those little spots. 🙂ReplyCancel

Pub Wall In Tokyo & New Quick Tip

Tokyo is, to quote the eminent philosopher Forrest Gump, “like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” This is especially true for photographers. Wandering around Tokyo is akin to a treasure hunt. The city is full of unique scenes to photograph, tucked in places that could be easily overlooked, and may…

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Late Afternoon Over Tokyo || Lightroom Only

The beginning of every year is always a bit busy for my family, filled with many celebrations, among them being my youngest daughter’s birthday. This year we intended to celebrate by taking her to the Tokyo Skytree, but on her actual birthday my son got chicken pox. Then a couple of weeks later when we…

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